Season 1 Episode 7

Last Stand

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 1985 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When MacGyver and Kelly are locked in the freezer, Mac pushes a chunk of meat hanging up over to the wall – and one of the freezer pipes on the wall bends, revealing it not to be made of solid piping as it would be in a freezer.

    • When MacGyver is in the diner his shirt is dark green with a Chinese collar. Then he runs outside and his shirt is light gray with a normal collar.

    • When MacGyver is making the fertilizer bombs, he takes the engine starter off the shelf twice, but in between these shots it's on the bench beside him.

  • Quotes

    • Andrews: Ah, the fascination of war. Some men can't kill. Others don't mind. Yeah, but for Buddy, it's as necessary as breathing. I wouldn't give him an excuse.

    • Andrews: MacGyver, what do you do by profession?
      MacGyver: I, uh, move around.

    • Turk: What's that?
      MacGyver: Lateral... cranial... impact... enhancer. (hits him with a tool)

    • MacGyver: (explaining the fertilizer bomb he's making) It's a little recipe I use in emergencies.

    • Al: Dave, I think she's saying this is one of those times when you go one way or the other, and the rest of your life depends upon which way you pick.

    • MacGyver: Got to be careful what you wish for, Kelly—it just might come true.

    • Dave: You and Kelly are about the only ones who didn't just pass judgment.
      MacGyver: Well, I can't stand in judgment of you, Dave. I'm not perfect... yet.

  • Notes

    • Richard Dean Anderson's credit shot on the opening credits, of MacGyver looking over the wing of an aircraft, was filmed during this episode. However, the shot doesn't appear in the episode itself.

    • This is the first of Anthony Penya's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season six's "Bitter Harvest".

    • The German episode title is "Kleine Fische, große Fische", meaning "Small Fish, Big Fish". The Finnish episode title is "Viimeinen taistelu", meaning "The Last Battle". The French episode title is "Voie sans issue", meaning "No Outlet". The Italian episode title is "Il giudizio finale", meaning "The Final Judgment".

  • Allusions